Meet The Six Most Educated Head of States in Africa



Education is necessary for every individual. It is definitely essential for heads of state. if a person is educated, he/she is more likely to be civilized and in a better position to lead his/her nation to success than a person without education. Being president is a job that requires a lot of skills. To run a country properly you have to have some knowledge if you want to get out of it and do not always count on collaborators.
Research has been done on the academic background of the different presidents of Africa, so here are top 6 African presidents with the highest diplomas.

(1) Ellen Johnson Sirleaf (Liberia)
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf earned a degree in economics from the University of Colorado in 1970 and a master’s degree in public administration from Harvard University in 1971. This is a fine example of women’s affairs.


(2) Ibrahim Boubacar Kéita (Mali)
He studied at the Faculty of Arts at the University of Dakar, then at the Panthéon-Sorbonne University and at the Institute of History of International Contemporary Relations (IHRIC). He holds a Master’s degree in History and a Diploma in Advanced Studies in Politics and International Relations.

Ibrahim Boubacar Kéita (President of Mali)

(3)King Mohammed VI (Morroco)
After his Bachelor of Law in the Faculty of Legal, Economic and Social Sciences, Mohammed VI obtains the first Certificate of Higher Education (CES) in Political Science with distinction! Then he earned a DEA in public law.

King Mohammed VI (KING OF MORROCO)

(4) Paul Biya (Cameroon)
The Head of State of Cameroon did part of his studies at Sorbonne. After his secondary studies at Lycée General Leclerc in Yaoundé, Paul Biya successfully passed and furthered his studies Paris at the Lycée Louis-le-Grand (considered a high school known for his preparatory classes), the Sorbonne, the institute of political studies where he obtained a degree in public law in 1961. He obtained Also a diploma in public law at the Institut des Hautes Études d’Outre-Mer. He is one of the few presidents to have studied politics.

Paul Biya (President of the Republic of Cameroon)

(5) Macky Sall (Senegal)

After his studies as a geophysicist at the Institute of Earth Sciences (IST) in Dakar, Macky Sall continued his training and became an engineer in Geology at the French National School of Petroleum and Motors (ENSPM) Of the Petroleum (IFP) of Paris. He is also a member of several national and international associations of geologists and geophysicists.

Macky Sall (President of Senegal)

(6) Robert Mugabe
President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe is the world’s most educated president with 7 degrees of which two are Masters Degrees. ACADEMIC DEGREES: Bachelor of Arts (History and English) (BA) degree from the University of Fort Hare (1951) Bachelor of Administration (B.Admin) from University of South Africa (Unisa)In short Robert Mugabe is regarded highly as the most educated president in Africa and probably the world.

Robert Mugabe (President of Zimbabwe)


SOURCES: Afripulse


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